- Author: Edith Wharton
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1932
- Word count: 127,765 words (≈ about 9 hours)
In this 1932 sequel to Hudson River Bracketed, Halo Tarrant defies convention by leaving her husband and sailing for Europe with her lover, the novelist Vance Weston. In her mind, her love for him and her willingness to nurture his genius are enough to sustain the relationship. But Vance is often weak and immature, and his chance meeting with a woman from his past will test the bond with Halo.